While many worried that the Trumpers would remain united in their unwavering support for their would-be despot and would continue their fruitless crusade against reality, it appears that the energy and dedication of MAGA nation may be dissipating faster than we could have ever expected.
January 20th was supposed to be marked by protests of thousands of angry Trump fans at statehouses across the country, but the fire seems to have gone out. Mark Leggerio drove 45 minutes to get to the New York State capitol, eager to join the ranks of his fellow patriots taking a stand against the usurper Joe Biden…but found himself all alone.
Mark Leggiero is the one lone Trump supporter out in front of the NYS Capitol. He says he expected a few thousand ppl here and is disappointed. He said he drove 45 minutes for a peaceful protest pic.twitter.com/hDtCLYFpLq
— Morgan Mckay (@morganfmckay) January 20, 2021
However, he can take solace that he’s not the only guy to show up to a protest that nobody else went to:
— Thom Bridge (@thom_g_bridge) January 20, 2021
With any luck, this will be a harbinger of things to come. As an ostracized and publicly silenced Trump goes back to the things that are the most important to him — watching TV, cheating on his wife, and golfing — the MAGA movement will surely fizzle out without the guidance of their leader.
But the energies, beliefs, and paranoias that Trump harnessed and exploited will still remain, and we must remain ever vigilant against the inevitable next fascist who rises to take up his mantle.